Godfrey Dunscombe dies at home of his brother.
The entire county was saddened Monday by the death of Godfrey Dunscombe, which occurred after a short illness at the home of his brother, Carroll Dunscombe, at 3 p.m. Mr. Dunscombe had been sufferring from kidney trouble for many years, but his condition was apparently better after coming to Florida about two years ago. When a child, about six years of age, he fell on a piece of glass, cutting his knee. A physician was summoned and several stitches were required in the knee. The physician used the same needle he used on a patient with tuberculosis. The germ spread rapidly in his knee and for many years he was compelled to use crutches and spent many years in hospitals and points in California in search of a place that would be beneficial to his condition.
Funeral services were held at the home of Carroll Dunscombe Tuesday morning and internment took place Tuesday afternoon at the Jensen cemetery, where his body was laid to rest by the side of his mother, who preceeded him to the grave some time last year.
The enormous and beautiful floral offerings attested in a mute manner the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the people of Stuart.
The pall bearers were: Carl, George and Albert Krueger, Theo Tyndall, H. L. Cotton and C. F. Hancock.
Mr. Dunscombe was one of he most prominent young men in this town, a young man of lofty and Christian ideals, friendly and liked by every one who came in contact with him.
The sympathy and condolence of the entire town and county goes out to the grief-stricken father and other relatives in their great loss (The Stuart (Florida) Messenger, June 9, 1916).
Godfroi Dunscombe Dead
June 9, 1916
Died-In Stuart on Monday afternoon, June 5, 1916, Godfroi Dunscombe, age 23 years, of a complication of diseases.
The deceased was a fine young man, having just attained manhood two years ago and a person of exemplary character and habits. He had been ill for a number of years with tuberculosis and kidney troubles. Godfroi came to Stuart from New York some years ago, but since then he spent two years in Colorado in an effort to cure himself.
He was born in New York state and leaves to mourn his loss, his father, sister and two brothers, one living in Stuart, Mr. Carroll Dunscombe. His father came from New York Sunday night and was recognized by the son before he sank into unconsciousness.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and the burial was in the Jensen cemetery. The pall bearers were George, Albert, and Carl Krueger, Theodore Tyndall, Howard Cotton and Fred Hancock. The Episcopal burial service was used.